Latter-day Saints break ground on another Utah temple

Lindon Temple is one of seven planned or existing temples in Utah County and one of 28 in the Beehive State.

Guests gathered in celebration Saturday at the Lindon site of a new temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, symbolically turning gold shovels in the wet earth of the construction area.

The twin-spired, three-story, 81,000-square-foot temple is being built near 800 East and Center Street in Lindon. Church President Russell M. Nelson announced the building in 2020, one of 28 planned or existing Latter-day Saint temples in the Beehive State (seven in Utah County) and one of 100 named by the 97-year-old leader since he took the global faith’s helm in 2018.

(Courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) A new Latter-day Saint temple will be built near 800 North and Main Street in Lindon.

General authority Seventy Kevin W. Pearson, Utah area president, offered the dedicatory prayer at Saturday’s groundbreaking ceremony.

“May the construction of thy holy house here in Lindon continue to bless this community with peace, love and unity,” Pearson said, according to a news release. “...Bless those who labor here, that they may feel the eternal significance of what they are building and be blessed and protected as they labor in its construction.”

Latter-day Saints view a temple as a House of the Lord, a place where the faithful take part in their highest religious rites, including eternal marriage.